Bridgetymology – manifest

what is manifestation?

THESE DAYS, WE HEAR A LOT ABOUT MANIFESTATION AND ABOUT HOW THE ART OF “MANIFESTING” CAN LITERALLY TRANSFORM THOUGHTS INTO BEING. YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF THE LAW OF ATTRACTION OR PERHAPS READ THE BOOK THE SECRET, BOTH OF WHICH VALIDATE THE POWER OF “THINKING THINGS INTO EXISTENCE”. AND WHILE THE IDEA AT FIRST PASS MAY SEEM MYSTICAL, MANIFESTATION ITSELF IS MORE CONCRETE AND PALPABLE THAN ONE MIGHT BE LED TO BELIEVE.

CURIOUS? IN THIS EPISODE, WE WILL ALSO TALK ABOUT TWO COMPETING MINDSETS, FIXED MINDSET, AND GROWTH MINDSET, AS EXPLAINED BY DR. CAROL DWECK. WE WILL ALSO GO INTO HOW THIS TRANSLATES BACK INTO MANIFESTATION.

definitions of “manifest”

THE WORD ‘MANIFEST’ HAS SOME WILDLY DIFFERENT MEANINGS:

  • READILY PERCEIVED BY THE SENSES AND ESPECIALLY BY THE SENSE OF SIGHT

  • EASILY UNDERSTOOD OR RECOGNIZED BY THE MIND: OBVIOUS [VERB]

  • TO MAKE EVIDENT OR CERTAIN BY SHOWING OR DISPLAYING [TRANSITIVE VERB]

  • A LIST OF PASSENGERS OR AN INVOICE OF CARGO FOR A VEHICLE (SUCH AS A SHIP OR PLANE)

manifest broken down

MANIFEST CAN BE BROKEN DOWN INTO ITS LATIN ROOTS: MANUS AND FESTUS. MANUS IS THE LATIN WORD FOR “HAND” AND FESTUS IS LATIN FOR “SOLEMN, JOYOUS, FESTIVE”.

IN ITS EARLIEST FORM, MANUS AND FESTUS WERE ONE LATIN WORD: MANIFESTUS WHICH MEANT “PLAINLY APPREHENSIBLE”, “CLEAR”, OR “PALPABLE”. TOGETHER, FROM THE ROOTS MANUS AND FESTUS, THE CRUDE GENERAL MEANING COULD LITERALLY BE TRANSLATED AS “CELEBRATING BY HAND” OR EVEN “JOY IN HAND”. AS YOU CAN SEE, THESE TRANSLATIONS REQUIRE A BIT OF A CREATIVE STRETCH. FOR NOW, WE WILL SETTLE WITH THE EARLY LATIN DEFINITION AS “HELD OR CAUGHT BY HAND”.

different views on manifestation

CAROL DWECK HAS AN INTERESTING IDEA OF GROWTH MINDSET I LIKE REFERRING TO, AS IT’S A WAY TO CONFIRM THAT MANIFESTATION IS A CONCEPT ROOTED IN MEASURABLE DOSES. OUTSIDE OF BEING A DAILY PRACTICE OR MEDITATION THAT FEELS AFFIRMING, THERE IS ABSOLUTE TRUTH IN TRUSTING YOURSELF TO BELIEVE IN AN IDEA WELL ENOUGH TO BRING IT TO LIFE. WE JUST HAVE TO FILL IN THE STEPS BETWEEN CONCEPTUALIZATION AND ACTUALIZATION.

IN OTHER WORDS, MANIFESTATION ISN’T JUST CREATING PRAYER OR A MANTRA THAT A GOAL OR IDEA WILL COME TO FRUITION. RATHER IT’S THE PROCESS, AS ITS LATIN ROOTS SUGGEST, OF MAKING SOMETHING CLEARLY APPREHENSIBLE OR PALPABLE. IT’S THE ART OF TAKING AN INTANGIBLE AND CREATING A TANGIBLE.

manifestation in real life

THIS PRACTICE OF MANIFESTATION APPLICATION HEARKENS BACK TO OUR TIME AND HISTORY OF EXPLORATION AND DISCOVERY, WHERE EVERY SEAFARING VESSEL WAS EQUIPPED WITH A MANIFEST – A COMPLETE LISTING OF THE PASSENGERS AND CARGO ON BOARD. IT’S A TRADITION OF NAMING AND CATALOGING THAT HAS PERSISTED INTO OUR MODERN TIME. ALL SEA AND AIR CRAFTS, INCLUDING COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS, CONTINUE THIS PRACTICE TODAY.

BY UTILIZING MANIFESTATION AS A PROCESS AND A GUIDE, LIKE EXPLORERS OF A TIME LONG AGO, WE NOT ONLY MAP OUT THE THINGS WE WANT, BUT WE EQUIP OURSELVES WITH THE MINDSET AND TOOLS NECESSARY TO ENSURE THOSE DESIRES COME TO FRUITION.

IN OTHER WORDS, WHEN IT COMES TO MANIFESTATION WE HAVE EVERYTHING NEEDED FOR SUCCESS “IN HAND”.

Resources

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